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  • Staff — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    EXPO TNLA Awards Celebration 2016 Winter Showcase CONTACT SEARCH Search TNLAOnline Staff Information amy tnlaonline orgamy tnlaonline orgamy tnlaonline orgamy tnlaonline orgamy tnlaonline org QUICK CALL GUIDE Call 800 880 0343 in the U S or 512 280 5182 international Fax 512 280 3012 Contact Us ADMINISTRATION NURSERY LANDSCAPE EXPO TNLA STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Amy Graham President 512 579 3850 512 426 3834 Cell Amy Graham Director Legislative Regulatory Affairs 512 579 3851 Cheryl Staritz Director of Finance 512 579 3863 Aimee Luna Accounting Assistant 512 579 3861 Nancy Sollohub Executive Assistant 512 579 3852 Sarah Riggins Director EXPO Operations Marketing 512 579 3854 Amy Prenger Director EXPO Exhibits 512 579 3858 512 736 4784 cell Mike Yelverton Business Development Sales Executive 512 579 3859 Trevor Peevey EXPO Assistant 512 579 3857 Amy Prenger Director TNLA Membership 512 579 3858 Sarah Riggins Director TNLA Marketing Communications 512 579 3854 Molly Wallace Communications Specialist 512 579 3864 James Theiss Professional Knowledge Education Manager 512 579 3860 Nathan Flint TNLA Region Coordinator 512 579 3853 Stephanie Schaefer Advertising Sales 817 719 6197 Debra Allen Administrative Assistant Strategic Initatives 512 579 3865 HOME CONTACT SITE MAP ABOUT TNLA Mission Statement Governance History TNLA Leadership

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  • TNLA Membership Benefits — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    you up to date on legislative and regulatory activities Professionalism the difference that makes the sale TNLA members work together to build a cumulative image of professionalism by Being listed in the online product services finder for landscape and retail firms on the consumer website www landscapetexas org Displaying TNLA Member plaques and decals Using the TNLA logo on all printed business materials and your website Adhering to the TNLA Code of Ethics Displaying awards received in the Texas Excellence in Landscaping TEIL competition Certifying your employees through TNLA certification programs Displaying Texas Certified Professional certificates where customers can regularly see them Back to the top Connections the people who can help both you and your business grow TNLA members are part of a community a support group of over 1200 nursery landscape businesses Connect regionally by Attending region meetings Serving on a regional committee or task force Enjoying social events Keeping up with what s happening through regional newsletters and visiting your region web page Connect to the state organization by Meeting and greeting at the Annual TNLA Awards Ceremony Listing your job openings on TNLA s online Job Link at www tnlaonline org services Keeping up with the TNLA social network by visiting TNLA s LinkedIn page becoming a fan on Facebook or following TNLA on Twitter Seeing what s new at the Nursery Landscape Expo Keeping up by reading TNLA Green magazine Finding business to business vendors using the company product search Back to the top Knowledge the power to work smarter and increase your bottom line EXPO Education Held annually in August full day seminars on industry specific topics TNLA Green Magazine Monthly online magazine sent to business owners and industry professionals covering Association news and Green Industry business growth topics Region Meeting Speakers Most regions have monthly meetings offering education and tours of facilities Region Newsletters Most regions distribute a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date on regional issues Industry Website www tnlaonline org Comprehensive up to date information about industry issues and events Business to business product and services finder TNLA Certifications TNLA offers three certifications Texas Certified Nursery Professional TCNP Texas Certified Landscape Professional TCLP and Texas Master Certified Nursery Professional TMCNP and Water Smart All exams are now available online Especially for Employees All employees of member firms are entitled to attend educational events at a special reduced member price Online Nursery Professional Training This 45 minute web based training covers sales and service techniques for all nursery professionals It also aides in the preparation of the Merchandising section of the TCNP exam Basic Botany Online Training Phase two of our Online Retail Training covers basic parts and functions of a plant plant growth nutrition origin of plant nomenclature plant Latin names and definitions and basic botanical name construction It also aides in the preparation of the Culture section of the TCNP exam LandscapePro I and II Online Trainings This course provides basic landscape instruction including safety and first aid

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  • Certification Main — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    professionals that have already achieved TCNP status Click here to learn more The Texas Certified Nursery Professional TCNP program certifies individuals working in the Green Industry that are ready to establish professionalism Click here to learn more The Texas Certified Landscape Professional TCLP program certifies individuals in the Green Industry that possess a high degree of knowledge and skill in horticulture and landscape development Click here to learn more The Texas Certified Landscape Associate TCLA program certifies individuals with a passion for the Green Industy Click here to learn more Certifications that Mean Business Becoming a Texas Certified Professional in the Green Industry doesn t just elevate your status in your chosen profession it also can make the difference in whether or not you get that contract position or outperform your competitors With easy online access to testing taking that next step in your professional career has never been easier IT S HERE TNLA s newest addition to the TNLA Certification Program Texas Water Smart is a diverse coalition of trade associations cities elected officials and Texas Businesses who have come together to promote water conservation The exam curriculum was reviewed by the TNLA Certification Commitee the study material was created by Masuen Consulting LLC and the exam was written by Texas A M University faculty Subjects covered are Water Use and Cost Reduction Plant Concepts and Selection for Water Conservation Irrigation Design Installation and Maintenance for Water Conservation Water Efficiencey in Landscape Design Installation and Maintenance TNLA offers four certifications Descriptions of each are listed to the right and exam preparation materials are below Texas Certified Nursery Professional Texas Master Certified Nursery Professional Texas Certified Landscape Professional Texas Certified Landscape Associate Already Certified Looking for CEU opportunities Promote your certification Download an Event Attendance Record Need to reinstate your

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  • Certification Promotion Resources — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    website email signature store windows etc Display your TNLA Certified Professional certificate in the store or office Add a picture or profile of your TNLA Certified Professional employees to your company website Create signs for your garden center that promote a plant s that a TNLA Certified Professional on your staff recommends Wear your TNLA Certified Professional name badge Need a replacement badge Order form here Contact TNLA today so we can email you the TNLA Certification logo Email certification tnlaonline org or call James Theiss at 512 579 3860 Photo courtesy of Scotty Rigsby proud Texas Certified Landscape Professional TCLP Silverado Lawn Landscaping LLC Midlothian TX TNLA Promotional Kit The Certification Promotional Kit is a tool that allows companies to have access to necessary marketing material that will help make their business a success By marketing TNLA Certifications and Certified Professionals on staff a company can enhance its image and increase its competitive edge in today s marketplace This promotional kit is equipped with certification logos print ads sample letterhead sample business cards certification posters rack card templates banners How to use this to promote your business You are encouraged to use the materials listed below in your own marketing efforts include the certification logo in print ads newsletters in your bids or on your letterheard and business cards Hang a banner in your store or outside your office Stretch the website banner across your homepage Include the Certification stamp in your own advertisements Pin posters inside your store or include a power point slide when making presentations to prospective clients Submit a news release to your local newspaper announcing new Certified Professionals on staff Making certification work for you Let consumers know they are doing business with true professionals that hold a high degree of knowledge and skill

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  • CEU Opportunities — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    Professional Manuals Member Products Services Finder Advertise in TNLA Publications TNLA Online Store EVENTS Events Main Events Calendar Nursery Landscape EXPO TNLA Awards Celebration 2016 Winter Showcase CONTACT SEARCH Search TNLAOnline Upcoming Events Events Calendar CEU Points Nearly any industry related educational event can qualify for CEU points required to maintain your certification along with approved quizzes and TNLA online trainings Contact the Certification Department to find out if an event qualifies for TNLA CEU s certification tnlaonline org CEU Opportunities TNLA QUALIFYING EVENTS Nursery Landscape Expo 2 CEUs Education sessions at Expo 1 CEU per hour of instruction Attending TNLA region meetings 1 CEU Vewing TNLA webinars 1 CEU CEU Quizzes in GREEN Magazine 1 CEU If you attend an event that is not pre approved download and complete a CEU REPORTING FORM to document your participation and fax it to the TNLA office 512 280 3012 TNLA ONLINE TRAINING The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association is committed to enhancing business success through educational offerings The TNLA Online Education Portal offers a variety of training at your fingertips Each online training qualifies for CEUs QUIZZES TNLA QUARTERLY QUIZES Quarterly Quiz in TNLA Green Magazine 1 CEU per quiz Sign up to receive TNLA Green Magazine delivered to your inbox PLANNING AN INDUSTRY EVENT Most educational events can qualify for TNLA CEU points TNLA is happy to award CEU credits to certified professionals that attend your educational event To pre qualify email the following information to certification tnlaonline org Agenda Announcement include Event Name Date Time Location and Class Topics Contact Person s name email address and telephone number HOME CONTACT SITE MAP ABOUT TNLA Mission Statement Governance History TNLA Leadership Staff TNLA Membership Benefits CERTIFICATION Certification Promotion Resources CEU Opportunities TMCNP TCNP TCLP TCLA Renewal and Reinstatement Online Certification

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  • TMCNP — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    Update with Craig Regelbrugge of AmericanHort Begins Tuesday June 21 10 00am Ends Tuesday June 21 11 00am TMCNP The Texas Master Certified Nursery Professional TMCNP course is designed for nursery professionals that have already achieved TCNP status It enhances the intensive summary of skills and knowledge that you have already achieved as a TCNP and updates that knowledge with the latest information research and technology The TMCNP preparation course is available online You can also register and take the final exam at home or at work whenever it is convenient for you Exam Breakdown 1 Register for the final exam by filling out the TMCNP Application 2 Pay for the exam 3 Once you apply and pay you will receive an order number via email to take the exam here The exam does have a time limit of 120 minutes and you must pass with a score of 70 or higher Exam is 100 comprehensive questions Eligibility You must meet both of the following Must hold an active TCNP status Must have 4 000 hours cumulative industry work experience Training Materials Purchase the trainings by visiting the TNLA Academics View the trainings and take practice quizzes to prepare for the final exam Easily accessible training modules in the areas of plant pests and diseases soil management plant materials and business development Firsthand knowledge from experts such as Dr Don Wilkerson Dr Charlie Hall Dr Larry Barnes Dr Doug Welch Dr Fred Davies and Dr Carlos Bogran Prices Exam fee for the TMCNP exam is 125 for members and 250 for non members Retest fees are 75 for members and 150 for non members Course fee for the TMCNP training is 275 for TNLA members and 550 for non members Find out more about becoming a TNLA member Renewal The

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  • TCNP — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    and the retail nursery business Becoming a TCNP establishes yourself as a professional brings you credibility and prestige and increases your value as an employee TESTING INFORMATION TCNP exams are available online for anyone with a high speed internet connection Exams may be taken at home work school libraries etc On site written examinations will no longer be offered If you are ready to apply for an exam click here Once you apply and pay you will receive an order number you ll need to take the exam here Exam Breakdown The TCNP exam consists of four exams Each exam must be passed with a minimum of 70 in order to earn the TCNP certification All exams must be taken before you can apply for any re test Culture Exam Part I Plant Pest and Disease Identification 28 minutes Part II Plant Culture 60 minutes Merchandising Exam Landscape Design Exam Part I General Landscape Design Principles 45 minutes Part II Landscape Design Plan Reading 46 minutes Plant ID Exam Part I Plant Identification 45 minutes Part II Plant Characterisitics 46 minutes What you need for the online exam User log in and password Prices Exam fees for the TCNP exam includes all exams is 75 for members and 150 for non members Re test fees are 50 for TNLA members and 100 for non members The TCNP exam can be retested up to two times Training Materials TNLA s TCNP Manual was developed to serve as a guide for study and as a reference and problem solving tool for the retail nursery industry The manual was developed by the Texas AgriLIFE Extension under the direction of TNLA s Certification Committee There are also a series of online trainings available to help prepare you for the the TCNP exam To purchase

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  • TCLP — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    a full time employee with a firm actively engaged in the industry for at least 6 months within the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application AND ONE OF THESE Bachelor s degree in landscape design installation or management Bachelor s degree in an unrelated field plus 4 000 hours of industry work experience Associate degree in landscape design installation or management plus 4 000 hours of industry work experience Completed 300 hours of classroom instruction in high school horticulture and 6 000 hours of industry work experience Completed 8 000 cumulative hours of industry work experience TCLP The Texas Certified Landscape Professional TCLP program certifies individuals in the nursery and landscape industry that possess a high degree of knowledge and skill in horticulture and landscape development Ready to take the exam Click here to begin the process Exam Breakdown Exam Renewal Why Get Certified Video Exam Breakdown The TCLP certification process consists of two exams TCLP Exam 200 multiple choice questions Plant ID Exam ID plant pictures and plant characteristics TCLP exams are available online for anyone with a high speed internet connection Exams can be taken at home work schools libraries etc Easy Online Exam Process Click here to purchase and begin your exam Each exam must be passed with a minimum of 75 in order to earn the TCLP certification If any exam is not passed you will have one year from the date of the initial registration to retest A maximum of two retests are available within that year Both exams must be taken before you can apply for any retests Renewal The TCLP certification is valid for a 2 year period During that time TCLPs are required to earn 20 Continuing Education Units CEUs in order to renew If you hold more than one

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